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10 Questions with… Eric Nocella Diaz

I'll be posting 10 Questions with... a number of artists who are taking part in the Aim, Destroy, Transform: Play for Change Toy Show , presented by Medialia Gallery & The Ethyr and taking place November 4-25 2017 in NYC.

Artist/Toy Maker: Eric Nocella Diaz
Toy: Dragonfly 2.0
Website: ArgonautResins
Twitter: @ArgonautResins
Instagram: @ArgonautResins

Where are you originally from?:
USA

Who is your favorite artist (any artist, any medium)?:
Juan Gimenez - www.juangimenez.com

What was your favorite toy line as a child?:
G I Joe (old school 12 inch action figures)

What's your most prized collectible?:
Leap Of Faith fine art sculpture by artist Thomas Blackshear - www.blackshearonline.com

What was the last film you watched?:
Wonder Woman

Do you unbox and display or keep MIB (mint in box)?:
Toys I didn’t make I unbox and display, toys I sculpted that made it to the shelves stay unboxed.

What was the last book you read?:
Event by David Lynn Golemon

Star Trek or Star Wars?:
Star Trek AND Star Wars, I need both!

What motto/creed do you try to live by?:
“What goes around comes around."

What was the inspiration behind the piece that you produced for the Aim, Destroy, Transform: Play for Change toy show?:
The metallic gold Dragonfly. When I look at it it long enough, I see soft and firm at the same time.

DragonFly 2.0 Release – TODAY

The 3-inch tall DragonFly 2.0 hand cast resin figurines - from Argonaut Resins - will be releasing today (Monday, October 23rd 2017) at 9PM ET in the Argonaut Resins online store. The edition size for wave one of the new bugs will be 25 pieces and that's including the unpainted blank versions. This new figure was 3D modeled on the computer by artist Eric Nocella Diaz and 3D printed with his very own printer before being cast and painted in metallic colors. Keep a eye on the release as there may be a few surprise Chase DragonFly's to pop up during the release that are not shown in the above image.

Dragonfly 2.0 Prototype

Eric Nocella Diaz of Argonaut Resins has shared the 3-inch tall 3D printed prototype - done in a translucent clearish resin - for his all new Dragonfly 2.0 project. The wings do not come off and are not swappable like the earlier sold out seated Dragonfly 1.0 version. It's 3D modeled by Eric and printed and is headed to production for limited run resin cast editions. Colorways and pricing will be announced soon.

Spraycan Magnets Series 2

Now available in the Argonaut Resins online store are the all new resin cast blank Spraycan Magnets Series 2 for customizers. These bigger magnets measure 4.5 inches tall and have more space to customize than the sold out Series 1 sold (3.5-inch pieces). They are sold in sets of two pieces and are available in solid white or ghost clear versions. Each one features a strong magnetic strip attached to its back. They'll retail for $16.00 shipped in the US.

8-inch Tuttz Custom Yin Yang Cats #8 and #9

 

The 8-inch Tuttz Custom YinYang Cats #8 and #9 (out of 10 pieces) are now available in the Argonaut Resins online store. Custom painted by artist Eric Nocella Diaz, this edition size is only 10 pieces worldwide and there are only three left from the previous sales. Each cat comes signed and numbered on it's bottom and will include one matching extreme relief cat head resin cast magnet, a signed and numbered story card certificate of authenticity, and one original hand drawn Tuttz 3.5-inch by 5.5-inch sketch card on a heavy board.

The 8 inch Tuttz custom Yin Yang cats can be purchased for $150.00 shipped in the USA.

 

Micro Tuttz Resin Release

Now available in the Argonaut Resins Online Store are the micro versions of the popular Tuttz Cat and Pharaoh Hounds resin collectibles. The micro Tuttz cat measures 2 inches tall (the Hound is 2.75 inches tall) and will be sold in two packs with a few color combos bagged including a signed header card (by artist Eric Nocella Diaz). All of these new tiny figurines are 3D printed by the artist and will sell for $6.00 each plus shipping and handling in the US.

 

Halcon Falcon Series 4

Argonaut Resins will be releasing the Halcon Falcon Series 4 birds will be releasing today (January 24th 2017) at 9PM EST. This all new wave of 2.75-inch tall resin cast falcons will feature some blue, green, turquoise, and purple colors and will be signed and numbered on their bottoms and header cards by artist Eric Nocella Diaz. Series 4 will consist of 10 pieces and each Falcon will go for $30.00 shipped in the US.